Heywood Sumner (1853 - 1940) MENU


 

THE NEW FOREST

STONEHENGE

OTHER ARCHAELOGICAL WORK AND MAPS


A member of the British Arts and Crafts group with a particular fondness for history and its impact on the environment. He developed from a rather embarrassing admiration for William Blake, to a straightforward and deceptively drawn illustrative style. One saving grace was an early identification with the archaelogical exactitudes of legends and myth. In his drawings for The New Forest and Stonehenge , he achieves a real sense of place, and a decorative drawing style that sits well with the need to record what is there. At his best he can achieve the true intimacy of Edward Calvert with heavy rhythmic lines.